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Scattering the Seeds For Next Year’s Pollinators

Over the Summer, insects have been busily foraging on flowers on which they depend for nectar and pollen. Flying from flower to flower, whether that’s by the zipping flight of a bee-fly or by the bumbling about of a bumblebee, these insects are providing an invaluable pollination service to both wildflowers and many of our food crops.


Keep your garden wildlife friendly while on holiday!

Are you off on your holidays? Here are some quick tips to keep your garden wildlife friendly while you're away!


Big Butterfly Count

For 50 years the Butterfly Conservation Trust has been collecting data on the different types and number of butterflies present across the UK. Find out more about how you can get involved in this year's Big Butterfly Count!


A beginner's guide to beekeeping!

Interested in getting into beekeeping? Here are 10 tips for how to get started from Bees Wales!

 


Celebrate a petalled paradise near you!

Whether you go out wandering, spend some time looking through a lens, or even just lie with your hands outstretched, it’s time to appreciate one of the most fabulous UK habitats – the petalled paradise that is a meadow in high summer!


What mini beasts are hiding in your garden?

Magnifying glasses and nets at the ready, it’s time to take a look at the miniature marvels in your green space!


Great British Bee Count!

This year the Friends of the Earth Great British Bee Count is five!! Five years of enthusiastic volunteers submitting bee sightings across the country through May and June! Find out how you can help us learn even more about bees across the UK this year!!


Great British Wild Flower Hunt

For centuries, children have made daisy chains, held buttercups under their chin and told the time with dandelion clocks but for many, these simple pleasures are no longer part of their lives. Even the word ‘buttercup’ isn’t included in the current Oxford Junior Dictionary reflecting that common wild flowers are simply not part of the language of today’s child. Yet research by Plantlife shows that 70% of the public want to know more about wild flowers...


How to bee

Here at Seedball we are inspired to grow a brighter future. We don't dare to imagine what a future without pollinators might look like, but auther Bren MacDibble has and this week she tells us all about her new book How to Bee.


Can you make a promise for pollinators?

"Metre by metre let people know, metre by metre let pollinators grow!" - Can you help students from St. Alban's school make a promise for pollinators this year?


The time is now!

The time is now! It's the season to scatter! This is one of the best moments of the year to be popping seed balls everywhere! It's as easy as One, Two, Bee!! So, here's a quick starter guide for growing your wildflowers!


#WildflowersForLondoners

This spring Seedball is partnering with London National Park City to help make London that little bit brighter! The aim is to sow 9 million wildflowers across the city, one flower for every Londoner - #WildflowersForLondoners!


A meadow for mum!

Is it time to start a new tradition of giving wild flower seeds on Mother's Day? One that aligns with the origins of Mothering Sunday? Let's bring back meadows for Mum!


Wrap up and listen in!

Meteorological spring may be upon us, but it has made quite a dramatic entrance with the accompanying storms and snow! We’ve still got a few weeks until the Spring equinox on 21st March, so we’ve downloaded some of our favourite podcasts, popped the kettle on and settled in until the weather passes!


Watch out, bumble's about!

While Jack Frost is still very much active, the days are lengthening and with it the hardy early bloomers are making an appearance. Snowdrops, crocuses and even the odd daffodil are bringing a touch of colour to the bare soil. This means that other species are awakening, or at least they will be very soon - the bumblebees!


How partnerships can help save the honey bee

The humble honey bee has had a well-documented difficult last few years. Its numbers have dwindled, and the British Beekeeping Association has reported that its members produced, on average, a kilogramme less honey last year than in 2016. Low Carbon and Plan Bee have been taking action.


Bee my valentine!

Here are 3 things that you may not know about Valentines day - it might just give the celebration a bit of extra meaning this year!


Bring your garden to life!

Award-winning eco outfit Seedball have collaborated with scientists at London’s Natural History Museum to bring beetles, birds and bats back!


Wildflowers for the birds!

We never need too much encouragement to spend an hour watching the birds, but it's the Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend! Hooray! Plus, we're going to help you bring more birds to your garden in the future! Double hooray!


Talk about community spirit!

At Seedball, we love the stream of tweets, photos and updates that we receive each week from everyone doing their bit for wildflowers and pollinators!

Here's what you've been getting up to in the garden this January!


I cast to earth a seed

Sometimes we all need a little inspiration, especially at the beginning of year when the wait for Spring seems so long!

 


Make pollinators a priority

Happ-Bee New Year!!! Will you be taking our new year's resolution?

 


Blog


Scattering the Seeds For Next Year’s Pollinators

Over the Summer, insects have been busily foraging on flowers on which they depend for nectar and pollen. Flying from flower to flower, whether that’s by the zipping flight of a bee-fly or by the bumbling about of a bumblebee, these insects are providing an invaluable pollination service to both wildflowers and many of our food crops.


Keep your garden wildlife friendly while on holiday!

Are you off on your holidays? Here are some quick tips to keep your garden wildlife friendly while you're away!


Big Butterfly Count

For 50 years the Butterfly Conservation Trust has been collecting data on the different types and number of butterflies present across the UK. Find out more about how you can get involved in this year's Big Butterfly Count!


A beginner's guide to beekeeping!

Interested in getting into beekeeping? Here are 10 tips for how to get started from Bees Wales!

 


Celebrate a petalled paradise near you!

Whether you go out wandering, spend some time looking through a lens, or even just lie with your hands outstretched, it’s time to appreciate one of the most fabulous UK habitats – the petalled paradise that is a meadow in high summer!


What mini beasts are hiding in your garden?

Magnifying glasses and nets at the ready, it’s time to take a look at the miniature marvels in your green space!


Great British Bee Count!

This year the Friends of the Earth Great British Bee Count is five!! Five years of enthusiastic volunteers submitting bee sightings across the country through May and June! Find out how you can help us learn even more about bees across the UK this year!!


Great British Wild Flower Hunt

For centuries, children have made daisy chains, held buttercups under their chin and told the time with dandelion clocks but for many, these simple pleasures are no longer part of their lives. Even the word ‘buttercup’ isn’t included in the current Oxford Junior Dictionary reflecting that common wild flowers are simply not part of the language of today’s child. Yet research by Plantlife shows that 70% of the public want to know more about wild flowers...


How to bee

Here at Seedball we are inspired to grow a brighter future. We don't dare to imagine what a future without pollinators might look like, but auther Bren MacDibble has and this week she tells us all about her new book How to Bee.


Can you make a promise for pollinators?

"Metre by metre let people know, metre by metre let pollinators grow!" - Can you help students from St. Alban's school make a promise for pollinators this year?


The time is now!

The time is now! It's the season to scatter! This is one of the best moments of the year to be popping seed balls everywhere! It's as easy as One, Two, Bee!! So, here's a quick starter guide for growing your wildflowers!


#WildflowersForLondoners

This spring Seedball is partnering with London National Park City to help make London that little bit brighter! The aim is to sow 9 million wildflowers across the city, one flower for every Londoner - #WildflowersForLondoners!


A meadow for mum!

Is it time to start a new tradition of giving wild flower seeds on Mother's Day? One that aligns with the origins of Mothering Sunday? Let's bring back meadows for Mum!


Wrap up and listen in!

Meteorological spring may be upon us, but it has made quite a dramatic entrance with the accompanying storms and snow! We’ve still got a few weeks until the Spring equinox on 21st March, so we’ve downloaded some of our favourite podcasts, popped the kettle on and settled in until the weather passes!


Watch out, bumble's about!

While Jack Frost is still very much active, the days are lengthening and with it the hardy early bloomers are making an appearance. Snowdrops, crocuses and even the odd daffodil are bringing a touch of colour to the bare soil. This means that other species are awakening, or at least they will be very soon - the bumblebees!


How partnerships can help save the honey bee

The humble honey bee has had a well-documented difficult last few years. Its numbers have dwindled, and the British Beekeeping Association has reported that its members produced, on average, a kilogramme less honey last year than in 2016. Low Carbon and Plan Bee have been taking action.


Bee my valentine!

Here are 3 things that you may not know about Valentines day - it might just give the celebration a bit of extra meaning this year!


Bring your garden to life!

Award-winning eco outfit Seedball have collaborated with scientists at London’s Natural History Museum to bring beetles, birds and bats back!


Wildflowers for the birds!

We never need too much encouragement to spend an hour watching the birds, but it's the Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend! Hooray! Plus, we're going to help you bring more birds to your garden in the future! Double hooray!


Talk about community spirit!

At Seedball, we love the stream of tweets, photos and updates that we receive each week from everyone doing their bit for wildflowers and pollinators!

Here's what you've been getting up to in the garden this January!


I cast to earth a seed

Sometimes we all need a little inspiration, especially at the beginning of year when the wait for Spring seems so long!

 


Make pollinators a priority

Happ-Bee New Year!!! Will you be taking our new year's resolution?

 


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